This is the 1952-53 Manitoba Junior Hockey League Season.

League NotesEdit

League scheduled 72 games, 36 per team.
Winnipeg Black Hawks change their name to the Winnipeg Barons.

Regular SeasonEdit

Brandon Wheat Kings 36 24 11 1 164 123 49
St. Boniface Canadiens 36 22 13 1 179 120 45
Winnipeg Monarchs 36 16 19 1 133 152 33
Winnipeg Barons 36 8 27 1 111 192 17


St. Boniface defeated Monarchs 4-games-to-none
Manitoba Championship (Turnbull Cup)
St. Boniface defeated Brandon 4-games-to-none

Memorial Cup PlayoffsEdit

Western Canada Semi-Final
St. Boniface defeated Fort William Canadiens (TBJHL) 4-games-to-1
Western Canada Championship (Abbott Cup)
St. Boniface defeated Lethbridge Native Sons (WCJHL) 4-games-to-2 with 1 game tied
see 1952-53 Western Canada Memorial Cup Playoffs
Canada Championship (Memorial Cup)
St. Boniface lost to Barrie Flyers (OHA) 4-games-to-1 game
see 1952-53 Memorial Cup Final

League LeadersEdit

Category Player Team Amount
Most Points Ross Jones Brandon Wheat Kings 57
Most Goals Bunt Hubchik Brandon Wheat Kings 34
Most Assists Clare Smith Brandon Wheat Kings 32
Top Goals Against Average Hal Dalkie St. Boniface Canadiens 3.26

League RecordEdit

Player Team Achievement Amount
Clare Smith Brandon Wheat Kings Most Assists--Center 32

Scoring LeadersEdit

Rank Player Team G A Pts
1 Ross Jones Brandon Wheat Kings 31 26 57
2 Clare Smith Brandon Wheat Kings 22 32 54
3 Bunt Hubchik Brandon Wheat Kings 34 18 52
4 Len Thornson St. Boniface Canadiens 25 26 51
5 Ab McDonald St. Boniface Canadiens 27 23 50
6 Tom Rendall Winnipeg Monarchs 25 20 45
7 Leo Konyk St. Boniface Canadiens 22 20 42
Gary Aldcorn Winnipeg Monarchs 18 24 42
9 Al Jacques Winnipeg Barons 22 19 41
10 Gabe Pankhurst St. Boniface Canadiens 14 24 38

Winnipeg Free Press All-Star TeamsEdit

First All-Star Team
Leo KonykClare SmithRoss Jones
St. Boniface CanadiensBrandon Wheat KingsBrandon Wheat Kings
Bill ShortElton Taylor
St. Boniface CanadiensWinnipeg Monarchs
Julian Klymkiw
Brandon Wheat Kings
Walter Monson
Winnipeg Monarchs
Peter Thompson
Brandon Wheat Kings
Second All-Star Team
Bunt HubchikLen ThornsonAb McDonald
Brandon Wheat KingsSt. Boniface CanadiensSt. Boniface Canadiens
Gord LawsonFrank Holliday / Ed Willems
Brandon Wheat KingsSt. Boniface Canadiens / Winnipeg Monarchs
Don Dawson
Winnipeg Barons
Bill MacKenzie
Winnipeg Barons
Pat Lyon
Winnipeg Monarchs

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